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NordicSemiconductor/IOS-nRF-Wi-Fi-Provisioner 2.0.0
A Swift library and app for provisioning Nordic Wi-Fi devices to a network.
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🕓 1 year ago
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.package(url: "https://github.com/NordicSemiconductor/IOS-nRF-Wi-Fi-Provisioner.git", from: "2.0.0")

NordicWiFiProvisioner library

NordicWiFiProvisioner is a library that allows to communicate with nRF 7 devices. You can use it to connect to a device, read the information from it, and set the Wi-Fi configuration.

Installation

The library can be installed via Swift Package Manager or CocoaPods.

Swift Package Manager

The library can also be included as SPM package. Simply add it in Xcode: File -> Swift Packages -> Add package dependency, type https://github.com/NordicSemiconductor/IOS-nRF-Wi-Fi-Provisioner.git and set required version, branch or commit.

If you have Swift.package file, include the following dependency:

dependencies: [
    // [...]
    .package(name: "NordicWiFiProvisioner", 
             url: "https://github.com/NordicSemiconductor/IOS-nRF-Wi-Fi-Provisioner.git", 
             .upToNextMajor(from: "x.y")) // Replace x.y with your required version
]

CocoaPods

You can install the library using CocoaPods. Add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'NordicWiFiProvisioner'

and run pod install in the directory containing your Podfile.

Usage

Check out the DOCUMENTATION for more details.

Scanning for devices

The library provides Scanner that allows to scan for nRF-7 Devices. If filters discovered devices by service UUID and returns only devices that have the wifi service, so you can use it to scan for devices that support Wi-Fi provisioning and don't warry about filtering them.

self.scanner = Scanner()
self.scanner.delegate = scannerDelegate

class ScannerDelegate {
    func scannerDidUpdateState(_ state: Scanner.State) {
        // Handle state change
    }
    
    func scannerStartedScanning() {
        // Handle start scanning
    }
    
    func scannerStoppedScanning() {
        // Handle stop scanning
    }
}

Connecting to a device

To connect to a device, you need to create a DeviceManager and call connect method.

deviceManager = DeviceManager(scanResult: scanResult)
deviceManager.connectionDelegate = connectionDelegate
deviceManager.connect()

class MyConnectionDelegate: ConnectionDelegate {
    func deviceManagerConnectedDevice(_ deviceManager: DeviceManager) {
        // Handle connected device
    }
    
    func deviceManagerDidFailToConnect(_ deviceManager: DeviceManager, error: Error) {
        // Handle failed to connect
    }
    
    func deviceManagerDisconnectedDevice(_ deviceManager: DeviceManager, error: Error?) {
        // Handle disconnected device
    }
    
    func deviceManager(_ deviceManager: DeviceManager, changedConnectionState newState: DeviceManager.ConnectionState) {
        // Handle connection state change
    }
 }

Reading device information

To read device information, you need to call readVersion and readDeviceStatus methods.

// Set delegate
deviceManager.infoDelegate = infoDelegate

// Read device information
try deviceManager.readVersion()
try deviceManager.readDeviceStatus()

class MyInfoDelegate: InfoDelegate {
    func versionReceived(_ version: Result<Int, NordicWiFiProvisioner.ProvisionerInfoError>) {
        // Handle version
    }
    
    func deviceStatusReceived(_ status: Result<NordicWiFiProvisioner.DeviceStatus, NordicWiFiProvisioner.ProvisionerError>) {
        // Handle device status
    }
}

Scan for Wi-Fi networks

You can ask the device to scan for nearby Wi-Fi networks. The device will scan for networks and return the list of them.

// Set delegate
deviceManager.wiFiScanerDelegate = wifiScanDelegate

// Start / Stop scanning
try deviceManager.startScan()
try deviceManager.stopScan()

class MyWiFiScannerDelegate: WiFiScanerDelegate {
    func deviceManager(_ deviceManager: DeviceManager, discoveredAccessPoint wifi: WifiInfo, rssi: Int?) {
        // Handle new Wi-Fi network
    }
    
    func deviceManagerDidStartScan(_ deviceManager: DeviceManager, error: Error?) {
        // Handle start scanning
    }
    
    func deviceManagerDidStopScan(_ deviceManager: DeviceManager, error: Error?) {
        // Handle stop scanning
    }
 }

Set Wi-Fi configuration

To set Wi-Fi configuration, you need to call setWiFiConfiguration method.

// Set delegate
deviceManager.provisionerDelegate = provisionerDelegate

// Set configuration
try deviceManager.setConfig(wifi: wifi, passphrase: "WiFiPassword", volatileMemory: false)

// Forget configuration
try deviceManager.forgetConfig()

class MyProvisionDelegate: ProvisionDelegate {
    func deviceManagerDidSetConfig(_ deviceManager: DeviceManager, error: Error?) {
        // New configuration was set
    }
    
    func deviceManager(_ deviceManager: NordicWiFiProvisioner.DeviceManager, didChangeState state: NordicWiFiProvisioner.ConnectionState) {
        // Connection Status changed
    }
    
    func deviceManagerDidForgetConfig(_ deviceManager: NordicWiFiProvisioner.DeviceManager, error: Error?) {
        // Configuration was removed
    }
 }

Services and Characteristics

Bluetooth LE Service

Application depends on one service which should be implemented by an IoT device: 14387800-130c-49e7-b877-2881c89cb258

Characteristics

The service contains 3 characteristics.

  1. 14387801-130c-49e7-b877-2881c89cb258 - Unprotected version characteristic which return version number. It is reserved for checking supporting version before actual start of work.
  2. 14387802-130c-49e7-b877-2881c89cb258 - Protected with pairing control-point characteristic. It is used by the phone to send commands. In indication the command result status is obtained in asynchronous manner.
  3. 14387803-130c-49e7-b877-2881c89cb258 - Protected with pairing data-out characteristic. In notification the IoT device sends available Wi-Fi items and connectivity status updates.

Proto files

The communication with the IoT device is handled with the usage of Proto files.

Application

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Device Scanner Network Selector Channel Selector Device View
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Flow

The application allows to communicate with a nRF 7 series device. The main job of the phone is to get status from the device and initiate provisioning or unprovisioning process.

Obtaining status

  1. The phone connects to the selected IoT device and initialise pairing.
  2. After successful pairing it downloads current version and status.
  3. Based on status - provisioning or unprovisioning process can be initiated.

Provisioning

  1. The phone send START_SCAN command to the IoT device and waits for the result.
  2. The phone displays the list with result. An user can select Wi-Fi. If Wi-Fi item provides such an option, then there is a possibility to select a specific channel to connect.
  3. After selecting interesting Wi-Fi the phone should send STOP_SCAN command.
  4. The user needs to provide a password if the selected Wi-Fi is protected.
  5. The user selects if the Wi-Fi should be stored in persistent memory which means that Wi-Fi credentials should survive restarting process.
  6. Then the user clicks "Set Configuration" button which sends credential to the IoT device and receive connectivity changes from it.
  7. When the IoT device is provisioned then the process is finished and a next device can be provisioned.

Unprovisioning

  1. The phone sends FORGET_CONFIG command and receive success/error result.

GitHub

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Last commit: 1 week ago
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Release Notes

2.0.0
1 year ago

NordicWiFiProvisioner library

All code for communication with the device was moved to separate packages and is now distributed as a separate library.

It can be installed via SPM or CocoaPods.

Documentation

Added documentation using Apple's DocC

Application

  • Added the 'Forget Config" button to the device view if the device was provisioned.
  • WiFi scanner is more stable now.
  • Got rid of custom colour in the navigation bar, as it was a reason for many problems.

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